BANGOR — The Mount Desert Island High School Trojan football team crushed John Bapst Memorial High School 35-12 at Husson University on Friday, the night of the Crusaders’ homecoming.
The Trojans rushed for a total of 249 yards, had two successful two-point conversions and ran a 46-yard pass in for a touchdown.
“I thought our kids came out and played hard. They took care of business against a very good up-and-coming John Bapst team,” said Head Coach Mark Shields.
The Trojans scored 22 points and held John Bapst scoreless in the first half. The Crusaders were able to get 12 points on the board in the second half.
MDI’s Croix Albee had seven carries for 83 yards. Chris Farnsworth had six carries for 62 yards and one touchdown. Colby Lee had nine carries for 61 yards and two touchdowns.
Trojans quarterback Andrew Phelps threw 3-11 for 76 yards, one touchdown pass and one interception.
Farnsworth received a touchdown pass for 29 yards. Albee went 46 yards on his one reception of the night.
Towards the end of the game, the MDI coaches put some younger players on the field for a chance to play under the lights.
John Bapst quarterback J.J. Higgins threw for two touchdowns in the second half. The Crusaders attempted two-point conversions on each scoring play but were unsuccessful.
“We now focus all of our attention to the undefeated and number one seed Madison Bulldogs,” said Shields. “Madison is everything you want in a football team with size, strength and speed.”
The Trojans are now 4-1 going into the homecoming game against the Bulldogs at the high school this Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. The game follows a tailgate party starting at 5:30 p.m. on the tennis courts.
At halftime, six people will be inducted into the MDI High School Sports Hall of Fame.